Articles | Volume 23, issue 12
Research article
23 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 23 Jun 2023

A 1-year aerosol chemical speciation monitor (ACSM) source analysis of organic aerosol particle contributions from anthropogenic sources after long-range transport at the TROPOS research station Melpitz

Samira Atabakhsh, Laurent Poulain, Gang Chen, Francesco Canonaco, André S. H. Prévôt, Mira Pöhlker, Alfred Wiedensohler, and Hartmut Herrmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-842', Liqing Hao, 01 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Hartmut Herrmann, 28 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-842', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Hartmut Herrmann, 28 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Hartmut Herrmann on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (04 May 2023) by Annele Virtanen
AR by Hartmut Herrmann on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The study focuses on the aerosol chemical variations found in the rural-background station of Melpitz based on ACSM and MAAP measurements. Source apportionment on both organic aerosol (OA) and black carbon (eBC) was performed, and source seasonality was also linked to air mass trajectories. Overall, three anthropogenic sources were identified in OA and eBC plus two additional aged OA. Our results demonstrate the influence of transported coal-combustion-related OA even during summer time.
Final-revised paper